Understanding bitter tasteperception
The bitter taste perception of vegetables is influenced by an interaction between variants of taste genes and the presence of naturally occurring toxins in the vegetables, say scientists at the Monell Chemical Senses Center, Philadelphia, Pa.

Scientists have theorized that bitter taste evolved as a defense mechanism to detect potentially harmful toxins in plants. The research conducted by Monell scientists supports this by showing that variants of the bitter ta…

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